78 Reviews

Oh me oh my, what a great recipe!!!!The chicken came out so tender I could cut it with a fork. I have to be honest, I did not cook a full bird, with the two of us in the house, I decided to try it out on two boneless skinless chicken breasts, and I must say I am very pleased with the results. I just put the butter on top, sprinkled the onions and garlic on top then popped it in the oven. I baked covered with foil for about an hour, then for the last 15 mins I took the foil off so it would brown up nicely. Thank you sooooo much for sharing this wonderful recipe.

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Sidd November 05, 2003

Awesome recipe. I used a 4.5 lb chicken and increased the oven temp to 350 degrees and cooked for the full 2 hours. Made gravy with the drippings. What a great tasting dish and so easy too! I will be making this often.

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Chris H September 09, 2006

What a great recipe! So easy, and very flavorful! My kids absolutely loved it, and it makes a great gravy to pour over your taters...I did my bird in a roaster, and cooked the first hour covered, then uncovered and basted as directed for a wonderfully browned and crispy skin. Thanks Mermaid! :)

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canarygirl November 08, 2003

Loved this M! I had a chicken just shy of 4 lbs. Followed your recipe to the letter, and it was perfect! I think I'll roast chickens like this from now on. And I can't wait to have sandwiches with the leftovers! Thanks M! See, told you I was making it! :lol:

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ciao December 11, 2003

Delicious and tender! Great for low-carbing, too! I followed directions exactly, and roasted uncovered for the entire time. (I suggest being sure to baste frequently if you do this). I'll remember the trick of putting the butter under the skin - it really works!

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Joy1996 November 12, 2003

This is a great recipe. It is very easy and very tasty!!!! My family loved it.

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Robin Young August 13, 2003

Perfect roast chicken. Crispy skin, tender meat, very well seasoned. Thanks.

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ratherbeswimmin' December 10, 2012

This chicken got good reviews from my family. I am fasting so did not partake but it was very tempting. I made two whole chickens (trying to minimize my time in the kitchen), so what was left from the one chick I chopped up to make a little over two cups which I intend to use in a chicken tetrazzini (sp?) also I scraped up all the onion and garlic from both chicks to use in this future dish. Thanks for the easy recipe.

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sansy March 19, 2011

I made this chicken recently and thought it was a simple and tasty recipe. I think one improvement I would make is adding some herbs to the butter or to the cavity in the future. Thanks for posting, riffraff.

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Garlic Chick November 22, 2010

Very Very moist and Very Very simple! What more could you ask for? My parents thought I was crazy when they saw me roasting without a foil tent and didn't say a word while they where gobbling it all up! Thanks for a recipe that will stay with my family for a long time to come. However, we just call it Mermaid Chicken. ;)

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michellemo87 September 30, 2010
Mermaid's Tender Roast Chicken